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New ways of seeing

Updated: Oct 15, 2018

So, after my last post, I felt like I wanted to show you what it was like to experience my old faithful friend, the Canon Surshot AF-7s.

You can't hear its almighty clunk-click as you slide it from off to on and back again (quite satisfying) or its whizzing and whirring as it sounds like it must be whirling a whole roll of film on just to get to the next frame...

But I picked it up, and it was like being 9 years old again. I love the way the world looks through its enormous, slightly curved viewfinder, with the bold white lines framing your vision. I like how you never quite know what will come out on your film. I love the simplicity of it, and how it removes the need to press a button because there is a joy in simply seeing.

But could I still see? How could I share this with you? How can you experience its delicate and yet clunky imperfection? Let's get a new, old view of the world.

I found myself revisiting and mimicking childish mannerisms and fascinations for taking photos - looking at shapes and colours to see how they change in the viewfinder. Finding a new way of seeing gives me such a childish excitement, that it's given me an idea for a new project. New ways of seeing, and the art of seeing... because wouldn't you love to see the world through someone else's eyes, or show someone your own? Isn't it this drive which underpins not just photography, but the basic human need for art and self expression?

How do you see the world?

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